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OIC News archive from June 2016
Design work underway for new St Peter’s

Plans and designs are being drawn up for the replacement St Peter’s House in Stromness.

29 June 2016
Islands Summit staged in Kirkwall

Scotland’s three Island Councils have held talks in Orkney with UK Government Minister Andrew Dunlop at the second annual Islands Summit.

28 June 2016
New community map for World Heritage Site

Residents and visitors can now discover the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site through the eyes of the people who live and work in the area.

22 June 2016
Put an ‘X’ in a box! Make sure you know how to have your say at EU Referendum

Orkney voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum tomorrow (23 June).

22 June 2016
Drive to tackle alarming number of incorrectly fitted child car seats

Orkney Islands Council is seeking to raise awareness among parents, grandparents and carers about the dangers to young children of incorrectly fitted or inappropriate child car seats.

20 June 2016
A month of art for the islands

June is fast becoming a month of art for Orkney as a series of exhibitions and artwork go on display later this week.

14 June 2016
Get involved in health and social care services in your area

Orkney’s Integration Joint Board, Orkney Health and Care, is looking to get people in the community involved in planning and designing health and social care services.

14 June 2016
Connecting Orkney’s young people to the workplace

Local young person, Allan Rosie, is on the road to success after securing employment with Kirkwall business, Bayview Garage.

14 June 2016
Degree show exhibits the work of an aspiring artist

‘Cancer at a cellular level’ is the theme to this year’s Fine Art Textiles degree show where a range of disciplines will go on display for the show’s opening this week.

08 June 2016
A piano for Orkney - concert grand arrives at Cathedral

Orkney’s first Steinway 'Model D' concert grand piano has arrived in Kirkwall ready for the 40th St Magnus International Festival.

08 June 2016
Huge thanks for Legion event

Orkney Islands Council would like to thank everyone involved in the special event held at the Kirkwall Branch of the British Legion Scotland during the Battle of Jutland commemorations.

08 June 2016
Commemorating those who died when the Hampshire went down

Relatives gathered last night (Sunday June 5) to remember the men who died when HMS Hampshire sank after hitting a German mine off Orkney a century ago.

05 June 2016
Remembering loss of life when the Hampshire went down

Relatives of the men who died when HMS Hampshire sank off Orkney in 1916 will gather with local people on Sunday (June 5) to mark the moment when the ship went down.

03 June 2016
Bounce Back to Netball Coming to Dounby

Orkney’s hugely popular ‘Bounce Back to Netball’ sessions are being extended to the West Mainland.

03 June 2016
‘A New Light’ in Stromness

A photography exhibition inspired by Orkney’s natural light opens today (2 June).

02 June 2016
Kirkwall councillors champion garden waste collection service for the town

A temporary garden waste collection service is being made available in Kirkwall, aimed specifically at elderly or vulnerable residents of the town.

02 June 2016
Your chance to visit British and German warships

A Royal Navy destroyer and a Federal German Navy frigate will be open to the public in Orkney this weekend.

01 June 2016